Wa Wa Shrine Pipes & Drums
We have scanned the WaWa Shrine Pipes & Drums 40th Anniversary book, with history, members, photos and anecdotes about the band.
40th Anniversary Booklet [PDF - 12 MB]
The Pipes & Drums of the Wa Wa Shrine - Los Angeles, 1986
The Wa Wa Shrine pipe band was formed as one of the units of the local Shrine, and they started with some pipers and drummers who had been part of bands in Regina for a long time. Pipe Major Duncan Fisher had been a member of the 12th Signals and the 10th Field Regiment, and he built the Shrine Pipe Band into the best unit of its kind in North America.
The band has performed at functions throughout Saskatchewan: parades, festivals, and many community events. For many years the band was instrumental in organizing the Regina Highland Games, and they helped build the foundation for the event that continues today. Many of the band members have taught piping and drumming for years, and also helped with the organization of pipe bands and other events.
Back Row [L-R]: Doug Lee, Owen Smail, Bill Kelly, Bob Wilem, Al Stork
The Pipes & Drums of the Wa Wa Shrine
Photo: Duncan Fisher
|A summer band practice in 2007.|
|A combined band of Regina RCMP and Wa Wa Shrine perform at the RCMP Sunset Ceremony at Depot.|